By Michelle Profis
May 14, 2012 at 04:25 PM EDT
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Golden-voiced Ted Williams made his second appearance on the Today show this morning to discuss his first book release and one year of sobriety. The former DJ quickly rose to fame last year after a YouTube video of him, homeless and begging on the streets, went viral.

Sitting down with Matt Lauer, donning a suit and a huge smile, a noticeably jittery Williams discussed his exit from rehab and his battle with alcoholism that he faced in the pressure of the media’s spotlight. Though he admits that every day is still a struggle, the 54-year-old still has much to be thankful for: In addition to celebrating a year of sobriety on May 4, Williams also walked his daughter down the aisle.

“I was able to be a part of that,” he said. “something I know a year and a half ago I wouldn’t have even thought about, let alone become a part of.”

Watch Williams discuss the past year and his new book (appropriately titled The Golden Voice) below.

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